Missing Titanic Submersible: Former Passenger Claims They Had to Sign Waiver that Mentioned Death 3 Times
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Missing Titanic Submersible: Former Passenger Claims They Had to Sign Waiver that Mentioned Death 3 Times

  • Last year, American TV writer Mike Reiss went thrill-seeking on the once-in-a-lifetime Titanic submersible expedition
  • He disclosed that one of the most important requirement for passengers eager to board the vessel was signing a waiver form
  • According to him, the form explicitly mentions the concept of death three times on the first page to ensure those who embark on the journey are fully aware of the inherent risks involved

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Mike Reiss, American TV writer who was a passenger on the OceanGate submersible last year has opened up about the protocols before one is allowed on board.

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According to him, tourists are made to sign a detailed waiver form which outlines the potential dangers that lie ahead of the journey, as reported by The Insider.

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Death mentioned 3 times in the required waiver

OceanGate Expeditions operates an underwater capsule which transports thrill-seekers to the Titanic wreckage under the Atlantic ocean.

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Reiss said that as a matter of fact, death is mentioned three times on the first page of the form, showing just how dangerous it is.

Express.co.uk reports:

"It mentions that three times on page one and so it's never far from your mind you try and put it out," he recalled.

The former passenger added that as much as he knew death was imminent, he was hellbent on getting on to the sub to experience the memorable journey.

The Titan got lost while under water

He noted that when they reached the ocean floor, their compass malfunctioned and they had to spend nearly 90 minutes searching for the wreckage.

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They finally stumbled upon it but only had 20 minutes left to marvel at the ship before it was time to start their return trip.

On its most recent voyage, the capsule lost communication with the mother ship and has been missing for over two days.

Reiss expressed that with benefit of hindsight, he knew the logistics of accessing the submersible with its tiny size in the vastness of the ocean have little hope to offer.

Titan's remaining oxygen has to have run out

The vessel had started a dive towards the Titanic ocean liner's deteriorating wreckage when it went missing from radar.

Engineers revealed that the onboard oxygen which was meant to last 96 hours has run out by now, leaving those on board at risk of dying.

Since the submersible disappeared, there have been frantic search efforts but little progress has been made in the way of rescuing the trapped passengers.

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The five onboard are Paul-Henri Nargeolet, Pakistani Shahzada Dawood, his son Sulaiman (19), British Hamish Harding, and the submersible's CEO Stockton Rush.

Search for the Titan becomes a race against time

Briefly News reported on how social media anxiously awaits the fate of the Titanic tourist submersible, Titan, as rescuers hear new banging noises.

With only a few short hours of oxygen remaining, the passengers' lives are left hanging in the balance.

Despite the depleting window of opportunity, the monumental task of locating and rescuing the submersible adds to the desperate race against time.

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